This article originally appeared on the BUILDER website.
Neolith has designated select Neolith Sintered Stone formats as suitable for ceiling applications, and introduced a new Slip-No-More fabrication treatment that improves the products’ slip resistance.
According to the manufacturer, Neolith’s new ceiling applications allow architects to create greater material consistency in their designs, and to create the feeling of immersion in nature with finishes that mimic natural elements. The stone is immune to smoke and grease stains in kitchen applications, resistant to steam and humidity in bathrooms, and requires minimal maintenance over its usable life.
Slabs used in ceiling applications range from 1/8 to 1/4 inches thick, and may be used in all interior ceilings and exterior overhands in residential or commercial properties. One eighth-inch sheets measure 142 by 47 inches, while quarter-inch sheets are available in three sizes – 102 by 47, 142 by 47, and 126 by 59 inches. All sheets can be cut to fit project specifications.
Neolith Slip-No-More is an optional treatment formula applied to the stone’s surface during fabrication, before it is fired. This allows treatment to throughout the life of the surface, without any need to renew or reapply it. It is available across all Neolith formats, and suitable for residential and commercial flooring applications alike.
“Our research and development team is constantly exploring ways in which we can improve the composition of our surfaces and respond to the evolving requirements of our audience,” says Mar Esteve Cortes, director at Neolith. “Specifiers are not only looking for longevity and durability in surfacing materials, but also safe, easy to install products which protect the welfare of the public, whether out and about or in the home environment. Neolith Slip-No-More allows us to offer essential assurance that the slabs they are choosing retain their anti-slip performance qualities without the need for regular maintenance.”
Neolith’s Sintered Stone is made from a mix of quartz, feldspar, glass minerals, silica, and natural oxides, which is subjected to extremely high pressures before it is fired at 2200 degrees Fahrenheit. The resulting material is highly durable, resin-free, and scratch, water, and UV proof. neolith.com